Being an MMI Examiner | 10 Tips From Sitting on The Other Side of The Interview Table

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve examined a few stations on 8 mock MMI circuits and essentially assessed 80-or-so students; so I thought why not give you all the view from the other side of the interview table so you can take away some tips based on what a lot of students tended not…

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Friday

8:00 am – Woke up, got ready, had breakfast and then set out for my first 9 am start of this year.

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Thursday

8:00 am – Tried to get some Anatomy work in ahead of my session today. I focussed on drawing up a little summary for the blood supply to the leg.

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Wednesday

6:30 am – Woke up early today as I have a hospital placement which I need to get to by 9!

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A Week in The Life of a Second Year Medical Student | Tuesday

7:00 am – Woke up (tired!), but tried to get some Anatomy done. I managed to finish covering the bones and their landmarks, which wasn’t too bad – bones never are, it’s the muscles that are intense, which I can look forward to next week!

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What to Expect From a Manchester Medicine Interview | My Experience

My medicine interview seems like such a long time ago now looking back at it. So many huge and great things have happened since then so it’s all a little bit hazy now. But for this post I’m going to dig deep into my mind and re-tell the story of the day that eventually led…

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Manchester Non-Academic Information Form| Tips & Advice

Many of you probably know that I study at Manchester Medical School. As part of the entrance criteria for Manchester, you have to fill in an additional “non-academic information form” (NAI). This is what will be looked at instead of your personal statement. When I was writing my NAI form I was completely in the…

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Quotes From Year 1 of Medical School

Yes, I know this post is horrendously late, but better late than never right? I actually started writing this post midway through the year, but it’s been sitting in my “drafts” folder waiting for some more attention for a long time. I suppose I was enjoying my Summer too much, so now you’re all going…

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A-level Chemistry Notes

Earlier this year I shared my A-level Biology notes which many students have put to good use. Many of you requested my Chemistry equivalent which I didn’t have time to upload earlier as I was busy with my own exams.

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5 Key Things to do After UKCAT

So, you’re reading this because you’ve finished the UKCAT, sat the test, got your score and whether it was what you wanted or not you need to look forward to the next stage. There’s plenty more to do and here are five that you should be turning your attention towards now…

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My BMAT Notes

The BMAT is quite different to the UKCAT, that’s something you’ll come to realise as soon as you begin preparation. Whether you’ve booked yourself in for the earlier date or the later date, as soon as you’ve sat your UKCAT, you do need to begin preparation!

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Studying Medicine With a Disability – My Thoughts & Experiences so Far

This is a guest post written by Elle, a 3rd-year medical student. I met a Doctor called Emma when I was 9 years old. She sat on my hospital bed and asked me what TV shows I love. My reply was, ironically, Doctor Who. I don’t really know why this, in particular, is so clear,…

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5 Things to do Before A-level Results Day!

Results day is understandably very daunting – everyone’s holding their breath to see if they’ve managed to secure their offer. Here’s a list of things you should do before results day to help you prepare for every eventuality and to hopefully help the day run more smoothly…

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FREE Medicine Personal Statement Review – 2019 Entry

I will be checking personal statements for medical school applicants for 2019 entry. This service is free of charge, but in order to be eligible for it you must have used my personal statement planner or checked your personal statement against the criteria listed in there. The reason being is that I do not want…

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Throwback to my Med School Offer…

Today, I’m bringing you all a more traditional story time blog post. This whole blog was originally created to document my journey through medical school and share my own personal experiences, but over time I can see I’ve been kind of drifting away from that because many of you are asking for tips and advice on…

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Write Your Personal Statement Using This Planner!

Writing the personal statement for your Medicine application is without a doubt a daunting task. You’re left with such an open avenue, so it’s perfectly understandable that the question most of us ask is Where do I start? Followed by What do I include? How do I write it?

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5 YouTube Channels All Medical Students Should Subscribe to!

Having finished my first year at medical school, one of the most valuable resources I saw myself constantly turning to when I needed a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of a topic is YOUTUBE! Offer me a chapter from a textbook or a YouTube video, I will opt for the video every single time. If someone had…

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5 Things to do on Your Gap Year to Boost Your Med School Application

If you weren’t successful in getting in to Medical School this year, you may have decided to take a gap year! As well taking a breather from exams, you’re going to be wanting to find ways that you can improve your application. Here are 5 ways you can do just that!

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3 Signs You Might Suit a Problem-Based Learning Course

It is definitely difficult to decide whether PBL is the way that you’d like to learn for the next five years as it’s so different to the classroom-based teaching we’ve all experienced from the day we started school. It’d also hard to fully appreciate the realities of PBL unless you’ve actually tried it. Now that…

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What’s PBL Really Like? – Debunking The Myths

What’s PBL really like? This is a question I’ve been asked a good few times so I thought I’d compile all my thoughts into 1 big blog post. Having now completed the first year of med school means I’ve had 17  PBL cases (as well as 2 training cases), I think I’m finally qualified to…

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